A thank-you note

Sir wrote this letter to us (Class X, 2017) on the Children’s Day, 2017.

During the hectic routine of the day, running from class to class, dealing with day-to-day issues, I never got the time to say to you these two very important words:

Thank you.

Thank you for giving me the best moments of my life.

Of course, we had a lot of fun-filled moments in the class. But for me, the best moments have been the ones when along with you, I could also grow.

In some of those magical moments, inspired by you, I discovered talents within me I never knew existed. For you, I wrote the ‘Big Questions’, I translated the ‘Court’ song, and I even wrote an unfinished story.

Then there were contemplative moments which were equally memorable. Who can forget discussing Sapiens, sitting outside in the sun on winter afternoons? In those moments, as we discussed theories and connected those to our lives, we learnt a bit about ourselves, too.

There are times when I have been harsh and demanding. There are times when I scolded you unreasonably. Sometimes the burden of running the school took its toll, and I was not in my best moods and you had to bear the brunt. But you had always forgiven me, ready to smile and talk as soon as I was ready.

As you grew and developed capabilities better than most adults, you always remained innocent children, free of all the vices of adulthood.

Thank you for helping me build this school. After all, every bit of the school’s teaching materials, from Jinni Stories to Homo Deus, were first made for you. In every event, you have been with me, working side by side. As you learnt from your work, I learnt how education should truly be.

Thank you for inspiring me to get better and let me grow with you.

Thank you for being the examples that all adults should follow.

3 thoughts on “A thank-you note

  1. Subrata Roy November 14, 2017 / 9:24 PM

    The students should be grateful for having you as their teacher, and we also should be grateful to send our children to learn from such a rational teacher as you.


  2. Anonymous November 19, 2017 / 5:06 PM

    The students of class X of The Levelfield School are the luckiest students of class X throughout India. They have got a Teacher, philosopher, hardly available in India even throughout World. Now, It is the students who have to prove themselves. They have got everything from their teacher. Students only pay the appropriate respect to their teacher by succeeding themselves in real life.


  3. Anonymous November 20, 2018 / 2:54 PM

    The students should be proud to have a teacher like that.


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